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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Mar 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/05/2009   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar 09
Feb 09 to Mar 09
Mar 08 to Mar 09
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
9 851
0.4
-25.6
Private sector houses
7 098
0.3
-20.4
Private sector other dwellings
2 496
0.7
-37.8
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
10 494
3.5
-16.5
Private sector houses
7 333
2.8
-15.7
Private sector other dwellings
2 840
2.8
-22.4


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




MARCH KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 0.4% in March 2009, the first rise since November 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 3.5% and has risen for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.3% in March, the first rise since November 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved rose 2.8% and has risen for four months.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 0.7% in March.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 2.8%.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved fell 1.2% in March. The trend estimate for the value of new residential building approved fell 0.7%, while the value of alterations and additions fell 0.4%. The trend estimate for the value of non-residential building approved fell 2.0%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved fell 3.5% in March after a revised increase of 14.0% in February. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of new residential building approved rose 1.1%, while the value of alterations and additions rose 2.2%. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of non-residential building fell 9.8%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
April 2009 2 June 2009
May 2009 1 July 2009
June 2009 30 July 2009
July 2009 1 September 2009
August 2009 30 September 2009
September 2009 4 November 2009



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

Revisions to the total number of dwelling units approved in this issue are:

2007-08
2008-09
TOTAL

NSW
71
40
111
Vic.
27
19
46
Qld
84
28
112
SA
-
50
50
WA
-
36
36
Tas.
-
1
1
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
1
1
Total
182
175
357




DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data.


INQUIRIES

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